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Please help us to complete this page. So contact us if you have any additional info (or photos) on any Dutch Submarine base/station/barracks/building/etcetera! We also would like to know when all of the shown buildings where in use by the submarine service.

 

Den Helder - Dundee - Faslane - Rotterdam - Soerabaja - Vlissingen - IJmuiden - The ones we forgot - .........

 

Main Dutch Submarine Service Base
 
Den Helder     ? - 1940?
Dundee, Scotland     1940? - 1945?
Rotterdam     1945? - 1961
Den Helder     1961 - 16 June 1978
 
All Bases
Base Building Usage Period
       
Den Helder, Willemsoord     ? - 1940?
 
Den Helder, Basisgracht? Buitenveld?     ? - 16 June 1978
.................................... Dundee Officer baracks ? - ?
.................................... Soerabaja ? ? - ?
.................................... Waalhaven

Corporal and sub-officer baracks

? -?
 
Den Helder, Nieuwe Haven     16 June 1978 - Today
.......................................... Soerabaja Technical workshop 15 Sept 1978 - ?
.......................................... Waalhaven Staff and stores 16 June 1978 - Today
 
Dundee, Scotland     1940? - 1945?
........................... HMS Ambrose ? ?
 
Faslane, Scotland     ? - Today
 
Rotterdam     1945? - 1961
 
Soerabaja, Dutch East Indies     ? - ?
 
Vlissingen     ? - ?
   
IJmuiden     ? - ?
 
As one can see this table is far from complete.
Please contact us if you have any additional information.

 

 

 

Den Helder

 

Den Helder Naval Base (Willemsoord), 2001

Den Helder Naval Base (Willemsoord), 2001

 

Demolition of the "Dundee" building, former Submarine Service Officer's baracks, Den Helder June 2005 . (Photo: © Collection J.J. Kragten)

Demolition of the "Dundee" building, former Submarine Service Officer's baracks, Den Helder June 2005 . (Photo: © Collection J.J. Kragten)

 

The "Waddenzee" building, former "Waalhaven building which was used as Submarine Service Corporals and Sub-Officers baracks, Den Helder June 2005 . (Photo: © Collection J.J. Kragten)

The "Waddenzee" building, former "Waalhaven" building which was used as Submarine Service Corporals and Sub-Officers baracks, Den Helder June 2005. (Photo: © Collection J.J. Kragten)

 

Zeeleeuw (1) and Walrus (1) moored in front of the Submarine Service barracks at the Basingracht. Den Helder, time period unknown. The building in the center is named "Dundee" and the onne on the right "Waalhaven", but was later renamed 'Waddenzee". (Photo: © P. Jansen)

Zeeleeuw (1) and Walrus (1) moored in front of the Submarine Service barracks at the Basingracht. Den Helder, time period unknown. The building in the center is named "Dundee" and the one on the right "Waalhaven", but was later renamed 'Waddenzee". (Photo: © P. Jansen)

 

Picture postcard of the 'Mariniers Kapel' marching past the Submarine Service barracks in Den Helder, time period unknown. (Postcard: © Collection J.J. Kragten)

Picture postcard of the 'Mariniers Kapel' marching past the Submarine Service barracks in Den Helder, time period unknown. (Postcard: © Collection J.J. Kragten)

 

Mine & Submarine -Service barracks in Den Helder, time period unknown. (Photo: © Collection J.J. Kragten)

Mine & Submarine -Service barracks in Den Helder, time period unknown. (Photo: © Collection J.J. Kragten)

 

Dutch Submarine Service base at Den Helder, 1926. After WWII this became the Mine Service base (Photo: © Collection www.DutchSubmarines.com)

Dutch Submarine Service base at Den Helder, 1926. After WWII this became the Mine Service base (Photo: © Collection www.DutchSubmarines.com)

 

Dutch Submarine Service base at Den Helder. Year unknown, but probably between 1917 and 1934.. In the background the Bergingsvaartuig and in the fore ground what looks like tender Cornelis Drebbel (1) together with two O-class boats. On the other jetty one can see four O-class boats, including the O 8 (in the middle of the three) and the M 1 (on the other side of the jetty). (Photo: © Collection J. Klootwijk)

Dutch Submarine Service base at Den Helder. Year unknown, but probably between 1917 and 1934.. In the background the Bergingsvaartuig and in the fore ground what looks like tender Cornelis Drebbel (1) together with two O-class boats. On the other jetty one can see four O-class boats, including the O 8 (in the middle of the three) and the M 1 (on the other side of the jetty). (Photo: © Collection J. Klootwijk)

 

Dutch Submarine Service base at Den Helder. Year unknown. Note the submarine and the Cornelius Drebbel? in the foreground. (Photo: © Collection Maarten Noot)

 

Map of Dutch Submarine Service building at the "basin", about 1920. (Map kindly provided by J. Klootwijk)

Map of Den Helder about 1920. Depicting the location of the Dutch Submarine Service Buildings (Barracks) at the Bassin. (Map kindly provided by J. Klootwijk)

 

Dutch Submarine Service base in Den Helder. In the background O 4, O 5 , O 3 and O 2. In the foreground K XIII and O 9, but probably between 1920 and 1930. Note the for a submarine unusually high mounting O 9's deck gun. (Photo: © Collection www.DutchSubmarines.com)

Dutch Submarine Service base in Den Helder. In the background O 4, O 5 , O 3 and O 2. In the foreground K XIII and O 9, but probably between 1920 and 1930. Note the for a submarine unusually high mounting O 9's deck gun. (Photo: © Collection www.DutchSubmarines.com)

 

(Former?)Submarine -Service barracks in Den Helder with O 7 in front of it , time period unknown. (Photo: © Collection J.J. Kragten)

(Former?)Submarine -Service barracks in Den Helder with O 7 in front of it , time period unknown. (Photo: © Collection J.J. Kragten)

 

Faslane

Of course Faslane (Scotland) is not a Dutch submarine base at all. But Dutch subs visit it so often that it is almost a second home.

Faslane (Scotland) submarine base. Year unknown.

Faslane (Scotland) submarine base. Year unknown.

 

Group of submarines visiting Faslane in order to celebrate the Clyde Submarine Base anniversary. In the center the Dutch Bruinvis. Faslane May 29 2001 (Photo: © David McArthur).

Group of submarines visiting Faslane in order to celebrate the Clyde Submarine Base anniversary. In the centre the Dutch Bruinvis. Faslane May 29 2001 (Photo: © David McArthur).

 

Dundee

 

One of the Dutch Submarine Service buildings in Dundee, WWII..(Photo: © Collection www.DutchSubmarines.com)

One of the Dutch Submarine Service buildings in Dundee, WWII.. (Photo: © Collection www.DutchSubmarines.com)

 

Rotterdam

 

When moving from Rotterdam to Den Helder the Submarine Service also took their sign with them, Rotterdam 1961. (Photo: © Peter Janssen)

When moving from Rotterdam to Den Helder the Submarine Service also took their sign with them, Rotterdam 1961. (Photo: © Peter Janssen)

 

Barracks at the Submarine Service Rotterdam Waalhaven base, year unknown. (Photo: © Peter Brouwers)

H.R.H. Prince Bernard visiting the Submarine Service Waalhaven Base in Rotterdam, 1946. Note the bunkers (originally WWII German S-Boat bunkers) in the background. (Photo: © Collection J.J. Kragten / Traditiekamer OZD)

H.R.H. Prince Bernard visiting the Submarine Service Waalhaven Base in Rotterdam, 1946. Note the bunkers (originally WWII German S-Boat bunkers) in the background. (Photo: © Collection J.J. Kragten / Traditiekamer OZD)

 

Soerabaja

 

Dutch Submarine Service docks and workshops at Soerabaja, year unknown. (Photo: © Collection www.DutchSubmarines.com)

Dutch Submarine Service docks and workshops at Soerabaja, year unknown. (Photo: © Collection www.DutchSubmarines.com)

 

Dutch Submarine Service docks and in Soerabaja, year unknown. (Photo: © Collection www.DutchSubmarines.com)

Dutch Submarine Service docks and in Soerabaja, year unknown. (Photo: © Collection www.DutchSubmarines.com)

 

Officers' pavilion of the Soerabaja Submarine Base, year unknown. (Photo: © Collection J. Klootwijk)

Officers' pavilion of the Soerabaja Submarine Base, year unknown. (Photo: © Collection J. Klootwijk)

 

Soerabaja naval base, Jan 1934. Korporaal Torpedomaker Maarten Klootwijk standing next to the -rembank-. The -rembank- is probably an apparatus for testing the propulsion engine of a torpedo. Please contact us in case you have more information about the -rembank-. (Photo: © Collection J. Klootwijk).-rembank-. (Photo: © Collection J. Klootwijk)

Soerabaja naval base, Jan 1934. Korporaal Torpedomaker Maarten Klootwijk standing next to the "rembank". The "rembank" is probably an apparatus for testing the propulsion engine of a torpedo. Please contact us in case you have more information about the "rembank". (Photo: © Collection J. Klootwijk).
Caption updates: In May 2005 the IMH writes to J. Klootwijk: "A rembank is a sort of trial stand for the torpedo engine......such a rembank was available in the Netherlands as well as in the Dutch East Indies. The rembank was operated and serviced by the torpedomakers."

 

Soerabaja naval base: Torpedo workshop with Royal Netherlands Navy personnel in casual outfit! Note the tail end and middle part of a torpedo respectively in the center and at right, 1933-1936. (Photo: © Collection J. Klootwijk)

Soerabaja naval base: Torpedo workshop with Royal Netherlands Navy personnel in casual outfit!  Note the tail end and middle part of a torpedo respectively in the center and at right, 1933-1936. (Photo: © Collection J. Klootwijk)

 

Soerabaja naval base: Local workers (in those days named koelies) transporting a torpedo,  Dec. 1933.  Note: the warhead has been removed. (Photo: © Collection J. Klootwijk)

 

Vlissingen

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IJmuiden

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The ones we forgot

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